Johannesburg – University of Witwatersrand (Wits) former Student Representative Council leader and #FeesMustFall movement activist Mcebo Dlamini is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on today.
The 32-year-old activist was arrested at his Wits residence, faces charges of public violence, theft, malicious damage to property and assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Last week, students from Wits and political leaders turned out in their numbers at the High Court sitting at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court to support Dlamini, who asked the court to grant him bail after the magistrate’s court turned his request down.
Dlamini, was granted bail of R2,000 on Wednesday.
Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng ruled in the High Court sitting at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court that the premise of denying Dlamini bail was not sound and consequently wrong.
“Bail is fixed at R2,000 and the conditions are that he is ordered to desist from unlawful disruption of the academic activities of Wits, he is entitled to participate in lawful activities on the campus, not to interfere with the charges against him and is prohibited from communicating with witnesses,” Mokgoatlheng said at the time.